TOYS FOR TOYS DROP-OFF SITE
Now through December 16, 2015
To kick off the holiday season, the Museum of Discovery and Science has teamed up with the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program as a Toy Drop-Off site.
Through Wednesday, December 16, 2015, visitors of the Museum of Discovery and Science are encouraged to donate an unwrapped toy for children 12 and under. The Holiday Toy Drop-Off Box is positioned inside the Museum’s lobby, adjacent to the Information Desk. For donation gift ideas, guests may visit the Explore Store, located in the Museum’s Atrium.
Hunger Games Opening Weekend Activities
November 21 and 22, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.
Learn how to tell the difference between poisonous and nonpoisonous plants.
Under the Sea Creations -
Create fish, crabs and some other under-the-sea friends to take home.
Tricks of the Color -
Learn all about camouflage and challenge yourself to find all of the hidden animals in this
Fire Training -
Like early man, discover the mystery behind starting your own fire if you are ever stranded and
learn all the safety procedures for putting it out.
Take aim on our archery course and see if you could handle being on your own with a bow and
Discover which bugs are food and which bugs are friends in case you need a snack in the
We Want SPACE!
November 27 – 29, 2015
Noon to 4 p.m.
SkyLab Show -
Immerse yourself in a starry night at the Museum. Learn all about stars and constellations in our
Star Viewer -
Become Galileo and create a telescope and starry constellations.
Stomp Rockets -
3…2…1… BLAST OFF! Build your own rocket and then watch it shoot off into space.
Heart of the Sea 3D Activities
December 12 & 13, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.
Explore the Museum and keep a look out for the elusive “Stuffed Moby Dick.” Find it and
bring it to the Information Desk for a prize.
Baleen versus Toothed
Baleen Whales use bubble netting whereas Toothed Whales use echolocation for hunting.
Learn why the largest animals in the ocean eat the smallest organisms.
Find out how convection currents create a rich ocean oasis and how whales migrate from
these feeding grounds to breeding grounds.
Laura Eldredge Marine Animal Rescue Society
Keller Science Theater 2:00 p.m. Both days
Local marine mammal expert Laura Eldredge talks to us about the myths and realities of
Make and take your very own origami Sailor Hat!
Learn about the ancient Japanese “fish printing” technique and make an imprint to take
Sink or Float
How does a heavy whale float in the water? Discover what makes other items float or sink
in the water.
Moby Dick for Kids (Story Time)
Join us in the Discovery Center as we read the children’s version of Moby Dick for our
Star Wars Activities
December 19 & 20, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.
Star Wars Face Painters
Free Star Wars themed face painting!
Star Wars Photo Ops
Take your picture with Darth Vader and Stormtroopers from 501st Everglades Squadron.
Drones and Remote Control Cars
Play with various RC cars and learn to fly a drone with Maniacs Hobby.
NSU University School Sharks
Robot displays and demonstrations.
Learn how circuits play an essential role in all robots including the robots in your home or your
Noon – 3 p.m.
Learn how your computer works by taking one apart and then putting it back together.
Presented by Computer Butler.
May the Force Demos
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Discover simple and fun hands-on activities that will keep the family in awe of the forces.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Many children dream of being an astronaut and traveling to space, so Bricks 4 Kidz created an
entire unit around space! We’ll provide the bricks; all you need to bring for this adventure is
January 16 & 17, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.
Get ready South Florida! MUSEic Mentors are back with even more local musicians, dancers,
performers and artists for our biggest event yet! Kids will enter a world of music fun and have an
opportunity to be inspired by music as they bang on drums, play with keyboards, take dance
lessons, paint records, sing Karaoke and even build their own songs LIVE on a computer.
January 30 & 31, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.
Museum Puzzle Hunt
Compete to solve a series of puzzles located around the Museum to find a hidden brain. Find out
if you have what it takes to crack codes and string together clues. A lucky winner will receive a
four-pack of tickets to the Museum.
Test your brain power with hands-on riddles and brain bending puzzles. Will your brain be
teased or will you pass the test?
Battle of Brains
Keller Science Theater
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Pick your team and test your wits during our science trivia show.
The Giant Puzzle
Do you love puzzles? Help us put together life-size puzzles that may grow to become larger than
at the Museum
February 6, 2016
Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the Broward Chess Club
Prizes will be awarded to the top winners in each division Museum admission is required.
If you have questions please email Oscarbcc@ymail.com.
Clyde Butcher to
Introduce National Parks Adventure 3D
February 13, 2016
AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater
12:10 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Shows
Clyde Butcher, a nationally recognized conservationist, will introduce the new giant screen film
National Parks Adventure 3D. He will share some of his own breathtaking photography of
Guests will also have an opportunity to meet Clyde Butcher and learn about his
beautiful and delicate world of photographing nature plus have their books/photos signed at
11:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. (Note: IMAX ticket purchase required).
Clyde Butcher and Andy Royston appearances funded in part by Visit Florida.
Andy Royston presents iPhonography
February 13, 2016 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Learn tips on capturing nature photos with your camera phone and how to share them with the world in a Cell Phone Photography 101 presentation by designer and photographer Andy Royston. Royston is known to his 50,000 social media fans as @FtLauderdaleSun.
Clyde Butcher and Andy Royston appearances funded in part by Visit Florida.
National Parks Activities
February 13 & 14, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.
Jump, duck, dive and climb on our 26-foot inflatable climbing wall. Provided by Extremely Fun
Bounce House and Waterslide Rentals.
Rock and Roll Plate Tectonics
Learn about the rock cycle and the different types of rocks and their role in the structure of Earth’s crust.
Going, Going, GONE!
Learn how asteroids and comets have lent their sheer power to help form our solar system and form our beautiful planet.
Create your own extreme animal that can withstand the extreme temperatures in some of our National Parks.
Minerals, Gems and Rocks
Learn the difference between these three items and where you can find them in our National Parks.
IKEA Presents Design Squad Nation
February 20 & 21, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.
12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Learn all about teamwork as a family unit while you build a piece of IKEA furniture. If you’re the faster family and build it first, you get to take it home for FREE!
We have everything you need to design a device that will safely transport an egg from the upper level platform to the floor located three stories below.
Build a City
Build and create your own city. We’ll provide the materials…. You provide the ingenuity!
Roller Coaster Ride
Take a seat on our virtual roller coaster! This simulated ride has been designed with 360 degrees of full motion, non-stop twists and turns.
Third Annual Bricktastic Buildoff
Hosted by Bricks 4 Kidz
Saturday, February 20, 2016
11:30 a.m. • 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Build your best futuristic plane in this hands-on competition for kids of all ages. Entries will be posted on Facebook and three winners will be crowned! Visit your local Bricks 4 Kidz for more information or their website at www.bricks4kidz.com
3rd Annual Makers Square Faire
March 5 & 6, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.
Join the Makers Square of Fort Lauderdale group who will be exhibiting various works. Plus enjoy makers demos by local organizations. You and your family can have some
fun building with K’Nex and creating superstructures that can withstand lots of weight.
Attention all Makers, Tinkers, and Engineers!
Enjoy building from everyday items? Have a robotics club that needs volunteer hours? Enjoy working on your 3D printer more than anyone? Please contact Michael Aguinaga at
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a free booth for this amazing event.
21st Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration
Friday, April 8, 2016
This year’s event highlights include tastings from South Florida’s leading restaurants and a vast array of wines and spirits from around the world, courtesy of beverage sponsor Southern Wine and Spirits. There will also be an assortment of craft beers to taste, amazing prizes in the silent auction and a complimentary Riedel wine glass for every guest.
The evening begins with an exclusive Platinum reception. Platinum guests will enjoy premium cuisine, complimentary valet, access to Platinum Lounge and early access to the Grand Tasting. Doors open for the Platinum experience at 5:30 p.m. and the Grand Tasting begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Grand Tasting will feature over 40 of South Florida’s top restaurants and a sampling of over 200 wine, spirits, and craft beers. This will be followed by the ultra-chic Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort After-Party Lounge where all guests can continue to enjoy additional culinary delights from the After-Party restaurant partners and dance under the stars. The After-Party will take place from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the MODS atrium.
Tickets are $250 for the Platinum experience (only 500 tickets available at this level) and $150 for the Grand Tasting. Parties of ten receive a reduced rate of $2,250 Platinum and $1,350 for Grand Tasting Host packages. For advance tickets please call 954-712-1159 or email Nicole Rodriguez at email@example.com.
STEM CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
STEM Home School Classes for Grades 3 to 5
Star Wars & Invisible Forces
November 30, 2015
Dive in for a Dissection
January 25, 2016
Motion of the Ocean
February 29, 2016
Energy to Electricity
March 28, 2016
Into the Jungle
April 25, 2016
May 23, 2016
Fee: $15 person (student or adult).
Click HERE for More information.